The 520 bridge expansion crosses an Indian burial ground, and the Viaduct replacement in SoDo has dug up artifacts from early boom-town Seattle. Here's a two-part preview of what we could learn from our two transportation mega-projects, and some of the cultural challenges they face.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
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The fleet is sailing off to Newport, heeding the call of greater state subsidy. Bellingham gives up on its court case, accepting a token cash settlement to end the dispute.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Don't expect an environmental renaissance from the gulf oil disaster. America will tolerate it, and worse.READ MORE 16 COMMENTS
One million dollars will be doled out to Puget Sound area historic preservation projects, and online votes will help determine which project wins. Is this crowd-sourcing of history a good idea? You bet.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
A relic of the Cold War past lies under I-5, a public haven where Seattleites could wait for the end of the world. With space for only 200 people, the shelter would have had us dying to get in, or at least competing to win at atomic "Survivor."READ MORE 13 COMMENTS
Legally, Native Americans have a growing role in shaping the cultural preservation process. They have an unofficial role too: giving voice to our ambivalence about "progress."READ MORE 12 COMMENTS
Hurling abuse is not only all-American; it's an inevitable part of large, morphing protest movements, right and left.READ MORE 27 COMMENTS
Obama may see an uptick in his popularity, but will Democrats be able to hold their congressional majority? And how solid were those projections that the reform bill wouldn't add to the federal deficit?READ MORE 8 COMMENTS
The Federal Reserve was found to have violated federal law in sale of its downtown bank branch.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Preservationists have made a federal case out of the sale of the Federal Reserve Bank's Seattle branch, putting the city's landmark process under scrutiny and raising questions about whether our heritage laws are being followed.READ MORE 14 COMMENTS
The sale of Seattle's low-profile Federal Reserve Bank is subject of a federal lawsuit over its sale, and possible demolition.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The Great Recession and federal and state budget cuts are creating hurdles for heritage advocates who see historic preservation and urban revitalization as a way out of the economic doldrums. Obama's budget is a major setback because it slashes cherished programs.READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
The decision to relocate the Marine Operations Center in Seattle to Newport has run afoul of flood-plain regulations. NOAA has agreed to reassess its decision, but the Oregon subsidy may still carry the day.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
A brown-bag lunch with the media gives a peek into some challenges that face the new mayor and the city, and how he plans on conducting himself.READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
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FBI may outpace NSA on scope of digital snooping
Federal fusion centers could also fuel the spread of surveillance conducted by cities like Seattle even more rapidly.
Hanford a "dysfunctional mess"
Hanford is a mess, but it goes deeper than leaky tanks and behind-schedule vitrification.
Nuclear sludge and flammable gas
The DOE says there may be large bubbles of flammable gas in hanford sludge tanks. No one is excited.
DoE: Only 1 tank, not 6, leaking radioactive waste
In a reassurance that left us conflicted, the DoE released that only one of the suspect 6 tanks at Hanford is leaking radioactive waste into the ground. We're glad it's not 6, but 1 seems like 1 too many.
Sebelius takes blame for Healthcare.gov
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius publically took the blame this morning for the failures of Healthcare.gov. She pledged to fix the website, assure its security, and have it up and running by Nov. 30.
First Navy Supercarrier sold for scrap
The USS Forrestal, the Navy's first supercarrier, was sold for scrap to a Texas company for 1 cent.
Nuclear missile silos invite sleepiness
Two officers have been administratively punished for leaving blast doors open while asleep on their shift. The sleeping is acceptable, but leaving the blast door open while one or both slept? Not so much.
Got $32,400 for Obama?
President Obama will return to the Puget Sound region next month to raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, to the tune of $32,400 per couple.
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